We are privileged.
We are privileged that “construction or maintenance of residential, commercial, or governmental structures, including but not limited to plumbers, electricians, exterminators, cleaning and janitorial staff, security staff, operating engineers, HVAC, painting, landscaping, moving and relocation services, necessary for sustain the safety, sanitation and operation of structures may remain open.”
This privilege comes with a BIG responsibility.
As a business that may remain operational, you MUST adhere to the following CDC requirements:
- Ensure physical separation of employees and customers by at least 6 ft. when possible
- Ensure employees practice appropriate hygiene measures including regular, thorough hand washing or access to hand sanitizer
- Regular cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Permitting employees to work from home when feasible
- Identifying any sick employees and ask them to leave the premises
- Post signage forbidding sick persons onto the job site (a sample may be found here)
- Make sure you are following the following HBA Safety Guidelines:
- 14 COVID-19 Construction Site Safety Guidelines
- 14 COVID-19 Construction Site Safety Guidelines (Spanish)
You should also:
- Institute practices that screen employees for illness by taking their temperature or asking them to complete a questionnaire
- Limit the number of people on the site and stagger the sub-contractor schedule to ensure a safe social distance for everyone on the site
- Limit ride sharing to/from work
- Prohibit sharing of tools on a job site. If tools must be shared, clean them between use
Again – you MUST adhere to the CDC requirements. If we, as an industry do not adhere to these requirements we may lose the privilege to operate. It has already happened in states like New York and Pennsylvania.
If you see our industry partners not adhering to these requirements, please urge them to do so. Immediately.
If you are uncomfortable asking them to do so, please contact me and I will reach out to them.
Be safe out there,
BIA of Greater Louisville
502 458 0032 – mobile
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